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13 Years of 26/11 Mumbai Attacks: When Terrorists’ Cowardly Acts Shocked Mayanagari – Know What Happened On That Day

November 26, 2021 i.e. today completes 13 years since the horrific attack in Mumbai. Today was the day. When 10 people of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a jihadist organization based in Pakistan, attacked the Taj Hotel in Mumbai and carried out 12 attacks in 4 days. 166 people from 15 countries were killed in the attacks on Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Nariman House, Metro Cinema and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus among other places. The Mumbai attack in November 2008, also known as 26/11.

In a way, Mumbai had become hostage for about sixty hours. Remembering the Mumbai attack, people still get heartbroken. Know what happened that day. What has emerged from the investigation of the Mumbai attacks suggests that 10 attackers entered Mumbai by boat from Karachi. There were four Indians on this boat, who were killed by the time they reached the shore. It was around eight o’clock in the night when these attackers landed on the fish market of Cuffe Parade near Colaba. From there they divided into four groups and took a taxi and headed towards their destinations. It is said that some fishermen got suspicious after seeing the hustle and bustle of these people and they also informed the police.

The Big Three Fronts of 26/11

There was news of firing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai at around 9.30 pm. Two attackers entered the main hall of this historic railway station in Mumbai and started firing indiscriminately. One of them was Muhammad Ajmal Kasab, who has now been hanged. There were 450 guests at the Taj and 380 at the Oberoi when the attack took place. Particularly the smoke emanating from the Taj Hotel building later became the hallmark of the attacks. The next morning of the attacks i.e. on November 27, news came that all the hostages had been freed from the Taj, but as the day progressed, it was found that the attackers had Some more people are still held hostage, including many foreigners. During the attacks, both the hotels were surrounded by Rapid Action Ford (RPF), Marine commandos and National Security Guard (NSG) commandos.

attack on pregnant woman

On the other hand, two attackers had also captured Nariman Point, the main center of Jews in Mumbai. Many people were taken hostage. Then NSG commandos raided Nariman House and after hours of fighting the attackers were eliminated but one NSG commando also lost his life. The attackers had already killed several people, including Rabbi Gabriele Holtzberg and his six-month pregnant wife, Rivkah Holtzberg. Later, the security forces found the bodies of a total of six hostages from there.

Security forces battling terrorists for 3 days

More than 160 people lost their lives when nine attackers had been eliminated by the morning of 29 November and one attacker was in police custody in the form of Ajmal Kasab. The situation was completely under control but more than 160 people had lost their lives. For three days, the security forces were battling the terrorists. During this, there were explosions, fires, shots fired, and hope for the hostages continued to crumble, and the eyes of not only 1.25 billion people from India but around the world were fixed on the Taj, Oberoi and Nariman House.

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